Psychological Operations

1. a. A planned psychological activity in peace and war directed towards enemy, friendly, and neutral audiences, in order to create attitudes and behavior favorable to the achievement of political and military objectives. b.The planed use of propaganda and other measures to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes and behavior of hostile, neutral or friendly groups in such a way as to support the achievement of military objectives. (AFPM 3-8-1,PAM 3-071(S-2008)) 2. Is any form of communication in support of national objectives designed to influence the opinions, emotions, attitudes, or behavior of any group in order to benefit the sponsor, either directly or indirectly. (PAM 3-07) 3. Planned operations to convey selected information and indicators to foreign audiences to influence their emotions, motives, objective reasoning, and ultimately the behavior of foreign governments, organizations, groups, and individuals. The purpose of psychological operations is to induce or reinforce foreign attitudes and behavior favorable to the originator’s objectives. (PAM 3-0701-06)

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